Armitage did not slip me this information as idle chitchat, as he now suggests. He made clear he considered it especially suited for my column. He identified to me the CIA division where Mrs. Wilson worked, and said she recommended the mission to Ni
DOZENS of key terror suspects are still being held in unknown locations, despite President George Bush’s declaration that the CIA is no longer operating secret jails. There are still “ghost prisoners” among more than 6,000 who have been questioned by
Dramatic evidence that America is involved in illegal mercenary operations in east Africa has emerged in a string of confidential emails leaked between US private military companies suggest the CIA had knowledge of the plans to run covert military op
CIA counterterrorism officers have signed up in growing numbers for a government-reimbursed, private insurance plan that would pay their civil judgements and legal expenses if they are sued or charged with criminal wrongdoing
New U.S. policies on the treatment and interrogation of terrorism suspects outlined by the Bush administration mean that the military no longer will resort to harsh or extreme methods to obtain information — but that the CIA could.
Abu Zubaydah, the first Osama bin Laden henchman captured by the US after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, was bloodied and feverish when a C.I.A. security team delivered him to a secret safe house in Thailand for interrogation in the early s
The Bush administration cautioned countries with secret CIA prisons in their territory against disclosing the sites' existence, even as the European Parliament renewed its demand that its members come clean if they host such detention centers.
A US former Deputy Secretary of State, Richard Armitage, has admitted that he first disclosed that Valerie Plame was an undercover CIA agent.
JTFI was trying to find evidence that would back up the White House's assertion that Iraq was a WMD danger. Its chief of operations was a career undercover officer named Valerie Wilson. Her specific position at the CIA is revealed for the firs
The directors of U.S. intelligence agencies have discretion over which of their activities are reported to Congress, according to newly disclosed guidelines. The law governing the 16 agencies and departmental offices that are called the U.S. I
President Bush acknowledged for the first time today that the Central Intelligence Agency has subjected dozens to "tough" interrogation at secret prisons abroad
An enduring mystery of the C.I.A. leak case has been solved in recent days, but with a new twist: Patrick J. Fitzgerald, the prosecutor, knew the identity of the leaker from his very first day in the special counsel’s chair, but kept the inquiry open
Novak provided a tantalizing clue: his primary source was a "senior administration official" who was "not a partisan gunslinger." Armitage was shaken. On the phone with Powell that morning, Armitage was "in deep distress. I**
Michael Scheuer served in the CIA for 22 years before resigning in 2004; he served as the chief of the bin Laden unit at the Counterterrorist Center from 1996 to 1999. He is the author of Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terror and
Then-Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage met with Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward in mid-June 2003, the same time the reporter has testified an administration official talked to him about CIA employee Valerie Plame.
Former CIA officer Valerie Plame is considering suing the recent No. 2 State Department official in a case accusing members of the Bush administration of conspiring to leak her identity to the media, Plame's attorney said.
A covert programme under which confidential information about British banking transactions is passed to the CIA with the full knowledge of the government may breach both British and European law, the Guardian has learned.
The beaten detainee later died, but David Passaro wasn't charged in his death. The federal jury found him guilty after about 8 hours of deliberations of 3 counts of simple assault and one count of assault resulting in serious bodily injury.
A lawyer plans to use a legal precedent that allowed President Bill Clinton to be sued while in office to force Vice President Dick Cheney and presidential adviser Karl Rove to testify in a lawsuit brought by former CIA operative Valerie Plame and he
A CIA interpreter who used the pseudonym Farooq Ali and appeared behind a blue privacy screen said Passaro hit Wali with a flashlight whenever he got an answer he didn't like. "I do not remember exactly how many times (Passaro swung),**QQ
[What crime did he commit in the US?] A CIA contractor accused of beating an Afghan prisoner so badly that he died 2 days later went on trial for assault in a case that raises questions about the treatment of detainees by interrogators. David Pass
In a voice vote, the Senate approved a Democrat-sponsored provision directing U.S. intelligence chief John Negroponte to prepare by October 1 a national intelligence estimate assessing Iraq's stability amid ethnic, religious and tribal divisions.
Lawyers for former White House aide Lewis "Scooter" Libby asked a federal judge to allow a memory expert to testify in their bid to show Libby may have been confused or had a faulty memory in recalling conversations in the CIA leak case.
There was a major embarrssment at the CIA when it was discoverd that Italian detectives had been able to indentify and track some CIA agents because the agents had used a frequent flyer card to travel around Europe. That card provided enough info
No one in the Bush administration has been stripped of security clearances over the leak of former CIA officer Valerie Plame's identity to reporters three years ago. In a letter to Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., the CIA said it had no record o
The last NIE, a classified document that the CIA describes as “the most authoritative written judgment concerning a national security issue,” was rejected by the Bush Administration as being too negative, though its grim assessment subsequently prove
A "steamy spy scandal" at the State Department is brewing as Time Magazine links an operation by US Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte to the case involving Taiwanese agent Isabelle Cheng and Donald W. Keyser, former Principa
Valerie Plame-Wilson has made a very rare press appearance, delivering a statement about the civil lawsuit she and husband Joseph Wilson have filed against Dick Cheney, Karl Rove and others for their purported roles in damaging the couple's caree
Valerie Plame, the undercover CIA operative whose identity was revealed to reporters, has filed suit against Vice President Dick Cheney, former top presidential policy adviser Karl Rove, and Cheney's ex-chief of staff I. Lewis "Scooter"
Timeline of the covert CIA agent's identity leaked to the press.